2013 bus stop planned activities agenda

Discussion in 'The Kombi Club Bus Stop 2013' started by ruby6689, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Previous years has been for pull-back and RC
    ANy VW gets a run but its about Kombi's isn't it.

    Tappets sound like a good idea for the future but would need to give the punters time to create the devices and to organise a track.

    There are pics of the pevious Bus Stop events in the Past Event forums

     
  2. douggieboy

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    Bus Stop Events 2013

    SO YOU WANT MORE DETAILS?? OK

    FRIDAY NIGHT WELCOME PARTY
    On Friday night at 6:00 pm we commence a “meet and greet” party at the Nibbles by the Pool Café inside the Park swimming pool complex. It is our intention to purchase a number of pizzas to start the evening off but further food and drinks will need to be bought by you at the licensed café. This is an opportunity to check on scheduled events for the weekend and meet other kombi owners that you don’t know already. After a short while we can adjourn to the Riverwalk area of the Park for some more socialising.

    FUN AND GAMES FOR EVERYONE
    There are traditional activities such as the Toy Kombi races regularly run by our race-master Alpal and a Sunday morning Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. The tennis court has been booked from 10:00 am – 11:00 am Saturday for the pull-back Kombi races and it can be also used for remote controlled racing. Bring your toys.
    We also intend to run other activities for the kids, such as races, kombi golf and a tug of war. Adults could also represent their State in the Big Boys version of Tug of War. A full timetable and location for these activities will be issued when you arrive at the Park.

    SATURDAY NIGHT GALA DINNER / DANCE PARTY
    FANCY DRESS THEME: WET & WILD
    This event is being held at the Nerang RSL less than 15 minutes South of the Park. Funds from profits at the 2011 Run to the Sun VW Show have been allocated to hire a separate function room at the RSL, a very talented band (Australia’s Got Talent Finalists) and a bus to take you from the Park to the RSL and back again at various times, so that you do not have to drive.
    The first bus will leave the Park at 5:30 pm and the second bus at 6:15 pm. You will need to be at the Park office 10 minutes beforehand to book your place. Priority will be given to those with children for the first bus going to the RSL who are planning to come back at 9:00 pm. The last bus will leave the RSL at 10:30pm.
    When you arrive at the club you will need to order your meal quickly at one of the restaurants and bring it back to our function room, so that the next group can also be served quickly.
    The festivities begin at 7:30 pm – awards and prize-giving, fancy dress judging and some games if time permits. Our band (The Twine) starts at 8:30 pm and will continue until about 10:00 pm.
    The last bus will leave the club at 10:30pm to return to the Park. Failure to be ready for the bus at the Park or at the RSL will leave you to find your own way there or home.

    SUNDAY CRUISE DETAILS
    The Sunday cruise will be in four groups of up to 15 kombis, leaving 20 minutes apart to allow time for a less crowded look around at the stops along the way. Directions will be given to each group for use with a GPS.
    The first mini-convoy will leave the Park at 9:45am, then others follow every 20 minutes. Those wanting an early start to allow time for other adventures should ensure that they are in the first group.
    The route for the cruise is North up the Pacific Motorway from the Park to Yatala (Exit 41), proceeding along Darlington Drive to Stanmore Road and on to the Bearded Dragon at Tamborine for a quick comfort stop. From there the cruise continues right past Albert River Wines (they are not going to be open) on the Mundoolan Connection Road. The cruise continues to Canungra. Stop and have a look around, fill up the petrol tank or get yourselves an ice cream or a coffee. This is the first major stop. There are many options for cheaper lunches here including one very good pie shop that I might have to call on.
    From Canungra, we proceed East to the Historic Rivermill on the Beaudesert – Nerang Road. This the second major stop. Check out the museum and market and all of the other attractions at this picturesque location. Lunch is also available here if you want to stay for a bit.
    Proceed by way of Mt Nathan to the Nerang – Murwillumbah Road and a little further South to the Advancetown Hotel for the final lunch option with a live band after 1pm. This trip will take about 2hrs 30mins including all stops.
    After lunch, at 2:30 pm a side trip from the Advancetown Hotel to Natural Bridge is well worth doing – its only 20 minutes further up the Numinbah Valley toward the NSW border. A small bushwalk takes you to one of the natural wonders of this beautiful valley between Springbrook National Park and Lamington National Park.

    Sorry, I meant to say that this schedule is subject to change in the next month due to unforeseen circumstances.
     
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  3. lachie

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    Hey Doug- might be worth pointing out for anyone wanting to travel on the Murwillumbah Nerang road through Numinbah to attend the bus stop that the road is currently not passable south of the natural arch, and would be worth checking before attempting travel that way.

    It won't affect the sunday cruise to advancetown!
     
  4. douggieboy

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    Natural Bridge


    Thanks Lachie - we'll keep our eye on that.
     
  5. Van Housing

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    Alice declared she will win again. It sounds like a challenge! nb: we still have both our remote kombis on the same frequencies, nothing has changed, so we still have the same chance!! :D (for those not there last year, um two kombis same frequencies equals confusion and perhaps hilarity).
     
  6. Alpal

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    So you and Alice will be in the first elimination!!
     
  7. douggieboy

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    KOMBI CLUB NATIONAL BUS STOP 2013 PROGRAMME

    6:00 PM FRIDAY - WELCOME PARTY
    On Friday night at 6:00 pm we commence a “meet and greet” party at the Nibbles by the Pool Café inside the Park swimming pool complex. It is our intention to purchase a number of pizzas to start the evening off but further food and drinks will need to be bought by you at the licensed café. This is an opportunity to check on scheduled events for the weekend and meet other kombi owners that you don’t know already. After a short while we can adjourn to the Riverwalk area of the Park for even more socialising.
    10:00 AM SATURDAY – TOY KOMBI RACES AND REMOTE CONTROLLED
    These races have been around at every Bus Stop and are more popular than ever. Bring along your pull-back kombi racers and compete against everyone else. Our race-master Alpal will once again be the organiser and final judge. We have booked the Park tennis court for one hour which will allow some remote controlled racing afterward.
    11:00 AM SATURDAY – KIDS RACES & KOMBI GOLF
    This will include running races, 3 legged races and a new event which involves using a putter and some kombi models made by Cornish especially for the event.
    11:30 AM SATURDAY – EARLY LUNCH
    12:30 PM SATURDAY – BUS STOP GROUP PHOTO (TO BE READY AT 1:00 PM)
    We need to leave at 12:30 pm to convoy down to Nerang for the group photo as we need a large area. Drive South down the Pacific Motorway to Exit 69 (Southport – Nerang Road). Turn right at the lights and proceed under the motorway before turning right again into the Gold Coast City Council car park to the West of the large white building. You will be directed into rows so that all will be visible from the camera location.
    1:45 PM SATURDAY – FREE AFTERNOON
    From Nerang you can explore the Gold Coast. Visit the beaches along the Gold Coast from Point Danger at the NSW border up to Surfers Paradise. Shop at one of the large shopping malls such as Pacific Fair http://www.pacificfair.com.au/ or Robina http://www.robinatowncentre.com.au/ , visit the factory outlets at Harbour Town http://www.harbourtowngoldcoast.com.au/ or just chill out back at the Park. Ask a local for directions.
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    5:30 PM SATURDAY - GALA DINNER / DANCE PARTY
    FANCY DRESS THEME: WET & WILD
    This event is being held at the Nerang RSL less than 15 minutes South of the Park. Funds from profits at the 2011 Run to the Sun VW Show have been allocated to hire a separate function room at the RSL, a very talented band (Australia’s Got Talent Finalists) and a bus to take you from the Park to the RSL and back again at various times, so that you do not have to drive.
    The first bus will leave the Park at 5:30 pm and the second bus at 6:15 pm. You will need to be at the Park office 10 minutes beforehand to book your place. Priority will be given to those with children for the first bus going to the RSL who are planning to come back at 9:00 pm. The last bus will leave the RSL at 10:30pm.
    When you arrive at the club you will need to order your meal quickly at one of the restaurants and bring it back to our function room, so that the next group can also be served quickly.
    The festivities begin at 7:30 pm – awards and prize-giving, fancy dress judging and some games if time permits. Our band (The Twine) starts at 8:30 pm and will continue until about 10:00 pm.
    The last bus will leave the club at 10:30pm to return to the Park. Failure to be ready for the bus at the Park or at the RSL will leave you to find your own way there or home.
     
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  8. douggieboy

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    AND THEN ON SUNDAY

    8:00 AM SUNDAY – EASTER EGG HUNT


    This event is being held in conjunction with the Park. Please bring along some Easter eggs to contribute to the hunt.
    8:30 AM SUNDAY – TUG OF WAR
    Kids go first on this activity, organised in age groups. Then it’s time for the big boys to show their prowess on behalf of their home state - NSW v VIC v SA v WA v TAS v QLD
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    9:45 AM SUNDAY – CONVOY CRUISE
    The Sunday cruise will be in four groups of up to 15 kombis, leaving 15 minutes apart to allow time for a less crowded look around at the stops along the way. Full directions will be given to each group for use with a GPS or instructions from Google maps.
    The first mini-convoy will leave the Park at 9:45am, then others follow every 15 minutes. Those wanting an early start to allow time for other adventures should ensure that they are in the first group.
    The route for the cruise is North up the Pacific Motorway from the Park to Yatala (Exit 41), proceeding along Darlington Drive to Stanmore Road and through Tamborine (fuel is available if necessary). From there, turn left past Albert River Wines on the Mundoolan Connection Road (they are closed Easter Sunday). The cruise continues to the car park next to the Local Hall at Canungra. This is the first major stop. Stop and have a look around, fill up the petrol tank or get yourselves an ice cream or a coffee. Those wishing to eat lunch here can do so – there are many cheap options including a first class pie shop on the right hand side.
    http://www.visitscenicrim.com.au/in-the-beginning/our-stories/
    Other options are lunch at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard, situated 8km South of town toward O’Reilly’s Rainforest Resort.
    http://www.oreillys.com.au/canungra-valley-vineyards
    From Canungra, we proceed East to the Historic Rivermill on the Beaudesert – Nerang Road. [FONT=&amp]www.historicrivermill.com.au/[/FONT]This the second major stop. Check out the museum, nursery, fresh fruit stall, the market, farm animals and turtles at this picturesque location. Meals can be purchased here also if you wish to stay for a bit longer.
    Proceed by way of Clagiraba Road to the Nerang – Murwillumbah Road and a little further South to the Advancetown Hotel. This whole trip will take about 1hr 15mins excluding stops, so you can proceed at your own pace. Counter lunches averaging $19.95 (kids menu is cheaper) are available until 3:00pm and a live band will be playing from 1:00 pm.
    http://www.advancetown.com/index.php?page=whats-on
    After lunch, a side trip to Natural Bridge is well worth doing – it’s only 20 minutes further up the Numinbah Valley toward the NSW border. We will regroup on the road outside the Advancetown Hotel at 2:00 pm, pay a visit to the recently raised Hinze Dam and then proceed out to Natural Arch. From the carpark, a small bushwalk takes you to one of the natural wonders of this beautiful valley between Springbrook National Park and Lamington National Park.
    Check the cruise route and times on: http://goo.gl/maps/eJU1L
    A fun “car trial” question list will be handed out at the start. Keep your eyes open.
     
  9. 68BUS

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    Doug,
    Still have one hurdle that I am struggling to overcome on the events listed......

    How does one dress for WET & Wild???
    No-one, least of all me, wants to see me crack out my old dive wetsuit for the night. Where would I put my wallet?
    I hope I am not the only one struggling to think of this.:lol:
     
  10. DaisyGirl

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    Hey Brad, Here is a possible other option for you...what do you reckon?????!!! Although maybe sleep in the wig the night before to get that wild hair look - Liss

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  11. 68BUS

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    Liss, I am curious about what costume to wear.
    I have my normal day dress covered already;)
     
  12. DaisyGirl

    DaisyGirl Guest

    You're such a nutter (I mean that in the nicest possible way) - Liss
     
  13. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Love your suggestion Liss. I could see my husband in that .....NOT.... I don't think the beer gut would work.

    I must admit I'm struggling too and I choose the theme. This body certainly does not suit swimwear or Lycra.

    It cab be either wild or wet or both wild and wet.
     
  14. 68BUS

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    So I could wear a lion costume and carry a sign aying "HOT, Please throw water over me"??
     
  15. deeksy62

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    Man I would love to come this year, Swan Hill was fantastic, but the funds are all tied up.
    If we can sell a property before Easter I'm there.
    Heres hoping!

    Steve
     
  16. DaisyGirl

    DaisyGirl Guest

    Sure - I'll bring buckets to hand out! :p
     
  17. john doherty

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    DouggieBoy...just orbed the sunday agenda and choked on my thumb! Tug of War based on State boundaries !! As with Narooma..I am looking like the only Croweater in attendance. While I've always been fond of a good Tug of War , I fear S.A. will be numerically challenged in said contest. Is this a conspiracy....he demanded in fearful tones. I know I'm carrying a few Kayjees but this is ridiculous. Kindly treat this communication as a formal protest with carefully considered submissions to be made on the day. John Doherty in Adelaide:cool:
     
  18. douggieboy

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    Maybe you need to think about an coalition / alliance between SA, WA and Tassie?
    We could also get a few ring-ins to join your team. How much are you offering? Is there a salary cap?
    or maybe rugby v aerial ping-pong?
     
  19. john doherty

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    Doug, no one would coalesce with me...some people just dont gel. I see the camp has relegated me to nos 13. Add to the identity of that site CBUS (Col ) who is on the site with me. He has kindly provided me with wheels and we will be sharing the site. Good job in every respect , Douggieboy. John Doherty in Adelaide:cool:
     
  20. Van Housing

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    For the first time ever, Alice and I actually got costumes in advance! So we will be well dressed for the first time, although in a way we will sad we are not keeping up our reputation of the crappiest costumes bought the day before leaving. And John, it seems we will be opposite you and Col so we very much look forward to witty repartee. :)
     

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